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  • What are the chances of my babys father getting custody?

    He has multiple felony drug charges becauses he's addicted to meth, heroin, xanax, adderal, and ambien. When he can't get those he abuses a pill called kratom to get high. He just can't stay sober for longer than 6 months usually. He just served 6...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Sorry you are dealing with this situation. This might be the type of case where he poses such a risk to the child that a court would consider terminating his parental rights. I would discuss all your options with an attorney.

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  • Computer Crimes

    Breaking into someone's e-mails, facebook, financial accounts, are these computer crimes? What is the severity of the crime? What is the likelihood that they would even look into it? And pulling a credit report on someone without their permission,...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes, these are computer crimes, the applicable statute in Utah can be found here: http://le.utah.gov/~code/TITLE76/htm/76_06_070300.htm. There are also federal laws that would apply.

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  • Would a post nuptial agreement signed in front of a notary and with witnesses be valid if there is future divorce/disagreement?

    Would a post nuptial agreement be valid if notarized, signed by both parties and by witnesses?

    Christopher’s Answer

    I would not recommend doing this on your own. Hire a lawyer to draft the post nup. These contracts require specific elements under Utah law ,including consideration, which is not required for a pre nup. Do yourself a favor and retain a lawyer to help ensure you are executing an enforceable agreement.

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  • What does a supported finding from DCFS mean in the legal world and custody?

    Dcsf supported a finding of child endangerment. I appealed and went to the administrative hearing. Just received the letter from the administrative judge and she upheld the finding. Their reasons are bogus and they are clearly not listening to me....

    Christopher’s Answer

    When DCFS makes a finding against you for abuse/neglect but they don't file a case in juvenile court, it means they will keep a record of the case and findings internally with their agency. This could come back to haunt you in the event you ever have a run in with them again. I would suggest you appeal the administrative decision. Your ex husband may have already been given notice since they typically inform a child's parents.

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  • Can I legally take my children out of state and away from my husband?

    I want to leave my husband, hopefully temporarily, but I want to go out of state to my parent's house. Can I do that or do I have to stay in Utah?

    Christopher’s Answer

    Unless there is a court order prohibiting you from travelling out of state with your children, yes, you can take them out of state. It doesn't mean your husband won't try to file on order for their return, and that doesn't mean a court won't intervene. If you are planning on filing for divorce or temporary separation, you should sit down with a lawyer first to determine what your best course of action would be.

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  • I was caught shoplifting, 1st criminal offense, is there a way to keep it off my record?

    Was at target, $96 of merchandise, I'm 36, was up front and cooperative with security/police

    Christopher’s Answer

    Potentially yes, but I would recommend retaining a lawyer to represent you in the process. Based on your lack of criminal history, your attorney may be able to reach an agreement with the prosecutor for a plea in abeyance which could keep a conviction off your record. In some cases, charges are dismissed upfront for evidentiary issues. Speak directly with a defense lawyer to find out the options for your specific set of circumstances.

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  • What do I do I pawned a iPad for a friend that owed me money. He got it from an old roommate that owed him money

    Now what do I do to tell a detective ting to call me

    Christopher’s Answer

    The others are right, don't speak to the detective. Instead, hire a lawyer to contact the detective for you.

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  • Reasons to waive the divorce 90 day period in Utah

    me and my wife are separated for over a 7 months now ... We both are over each other, she has a boyfriend and I have girlfriend that I want marry ... is there any way to waive these 90 day wait period ?? ... me and my future to be ex are ready to ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    For the court to waive the 90 day waiting period in Utah, you must to be able to prove "extraordinary circumstances" justify the waiver. In our experience, most judges would not consider the reasons you provided here to be "extraordinary circumstances."

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  • What can I do if non-custodial parent doesn't give required 60 notice for parent time?

    Our custody agreement stipulates 60 day notice for non-custodial parent time for weekend and summer time. If non-custodial parent doesn't give the 60 day notice, can I refuse visits until correct notice is given? I have plans to take our son campi...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Of course any lawyer would want to see the exact terms of the controlling order to know for sure but I agree with the other answer, you are probably justified in saying no considering the short notice and plans already made. I would contact the other parent and let them know what is going on if you haven't already and see what can be worked out between the two of you.

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  • I suspected person I know hacked into my wife's computer and took files that were confidential. He 's trying to use in divorce

    Divorce case against my daughter. What crime has he committed?

    Christopher’s Answer

    In addition to the state computer crimes statute already mentioned, there are also federal crimes that might apply to this situation. You should contact the police and make a report if you haven't already done so.

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